Job: Professional Risks Lawyer
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Professional Risks Lawyer
Your work has been to represent clients that have been victims of inadequate advice or improper conduct from qualified professionals, resulting in your clients making a loss or experiencing hardship in one form or another. Your success record is second to none and as you know there is always more than one way to win or get the case settled.
You are also very legally astute when defending professional negligence claims against a variety of professionals, usually on behalf of major insurers and increasingly large self insureds. Much of your work relates to disputes concerning solicitors but also includes claims against: IT firms, surveyors, accountants, barristers, architects, engineers, estate agents, financial advisors, insurance brokers, surveyors, tax consultants and vets.
The roles we are recruiting for will involve you developing your own caseload but also assisting other senior lawyers with larger claims. You will be expected to show strong intellectual ability, a thorough approach to complex legal analysis and real attention to detail, but also a high level of commercialism in addressing the client’s overall objectives. A key skill is the ability to produce high quality written advice and reports. Strong interpersonal skills are also needed, particularly to deal diplomatically but effectively with the different interests of insurers and insureds.
For the right candidates, there will be opportunities to develop contact and relationships with insurer clients and to assist in the long term development of the business. Our client is looking to achieve further diversification in work types and an increased emphasis on commercial insurance work. Opportunities to spend time on secondment with clients are available from time to time and these can help to develop understanding of a client’s business and approach. The team has a collegiate approach and with the support of true leaders in their field this is an opportunity to build and develop a career in a growing specialism.
The successful candidate will have ideally gained experience in professional indemnity work at a large regional or city firm, although experience of litigation and commercial issues is useful.
Experience of insurance policy coverage issues would be a bonus.
To apply for this position please contact: Joey Polperro, Ashley Armstrong LLM, Jonny Scott-Slater, or Zena Zennor.